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RMAF 2018: Ayre Acoustics EX-8 streaming integrated amplifier

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Ayre Acoustics was showing off some of the newest kit in their lineup at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and the piece of gear that interested me the most was their new EX-8 integrated ‘super’ amplifier. From their latest 8 Series.

RMAF 2018: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference loudspeaker system

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

We’ve all lost something that we swore was just there ”a second ago.” You know what I’m talking about, you put down your phone, or a book, a CD or tape… you turn around to take your coat off or just to sit down and poof it’s gone. Vanished into thin air.

RMAF 2018: Old Forge Studio

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Some rooms at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest are jammed packed all the time, making demo sessions a pain as trying to really get a sense of what a system is doing can be difficult with 20 hot, sweaty bodies and all their whispering, muttering and jostling which can easily bump the room’s noise floor by 20dB.

RMAF 2018: Islands in the AudioStream

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has been a glorious non-linear, stream-of-consciousness tilt-a-whirl of audiophile OCD immersion. And this is only my first post on it, I bet you can’t wait for everything in-between this and my show wrap. But I digress.

Metronome DSC1 mini-preview

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

It’s built as if from a solid billet of alloy and has almost as many (digital) hook-ups as Rob Lowe did in the ‘80s.

RMAF 2018 with AudioStream

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is unlike any other show I habitually travel to in North America.

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Herb Reichert – Learning to Listen

By | September 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Today folks, I want to advocate for the anxiety of introspection – especially if you are an audiophile. I want to show you how to be just you and your thoughts in that sweet spot between your stereo speakers.

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Chord Qutest DAC preview

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Oh clichés, you wouldn’t be around if you weren’t so true so often and I’m going to start this little preview for what’s just dropped in at AudioStream with a classic cliché.

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The Fall Music Mix

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

It seems to happen slowly and instantly all at once. Just as our clothing moves from t-shirts to sweaters, and our food from barbecues to simmering pots, our music tastes are inclined to follow suit.

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dCS DeBussy to dCS Rossini: A comparison review of two DACs

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Whether a marketing stroke of genius, or merely as an honest statement of intent in their naming conventions, choosing 18th and 19th century composers’ names to represent their hi-fi efforts is appropriate for the sound capabilities of the dCS DACs I currently have on loan.

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